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'''Gentle Giant Studios''' is a company located in Burbank, California that was founded by animator Karl Meyer. They are pioneers in digital 3-D scanning and scanned many of the principle actors from [[Peter Jackson's Lord of the Ring's]] trilogy while on set/location in New Zealand during filming.   
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[[Image:Gentle Giant logo.jpg|right|200px]]
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{{quote|They will take you into a dark room, [[Théoden|my Lord]], an scan your very skull. They will make toys of your Lordship, ten thousand at least, for children to play stupid games with.|[[Viggo Mortensen]], [http://tinyurl.com/6mr9vr YouTube].}}
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'''Gentle Giant Studios''' is a company located in Burbank, California that was founded by animator Karl Meyer. The company is a pioneer in digital 3-D scanning and scanned many of the principal actors from [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]] while on set/location in [[New Zealand]] during filming.   
  
The company also has a collectibles division, known as "'Gentle Giant, Ltd.'" which was founded in 2002 and produces polystone mini-busts and animated maquettes from [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]].  
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The company also has a collectibles division, known as '''Gentle Giant, Ltd.'''. Founded in 2002, they produce polystone mini-busts, animated maquettes and statues from ''Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings''.  
  
'''List of released mini-busts''':
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==Collectibles==
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===Mini-busts===
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* Strider Ringbearer - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
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* Ringwraith Ringbearer - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
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* Gandalf - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
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* Glorfindel - Limited to 500 Pieces - San Diego Comic-Con 2007 exclusive
  
Strider - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date March 2007
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As a special promotion, Gentle Giant Ltd. randomly inserted 100 of the One Ring from [[Noble Collection]] - Sterling Edition into the secret compartments of the Strider and Ringwraith busts.
Ringwraith - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date March 2007
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'''Upcoming mini-busts:'''
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===Maquettes===
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* Saruman - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date May 2007
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* Gandalf - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date June 2007
  
Gandlaf
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===Mini-busts===
Balrog
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* Balrog - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
Saruman
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* Saruman- Limited to 3,500 pieces - release date July 2007
Elrond
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* Elrond - Limited to 2,500 pieces - release date July 2007
Sam in Orc Armor
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* Sam in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - release date September 2007
Frodo in Orc Armor
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* Frodo in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - release date September 2007
Glorfindel - seen at Toy Fair 2007 - Rumored to be a convention exclusive
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* Sauron - Edition Size TBD - release date late 2007
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* Orc - Edition Size TBD - release date late 2007
  
'''Upcoming Maquettes:'''
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===Classics busts===
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* Éowyn - release date March 2008
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* Gimli - release date March 2008
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* Legolas - release date March 2008
  
Gandalf
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===Maquettes===
Saruman
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* Ringwraith on Steed - Edition size TBD - release date October 2007
Ringwraith on Steed
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* Gilmi - Edition size TBD - release date November 2007
Legolas & Gimli
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* Legolas - Edition size TBD - release date January 2008
  
'''Rumored Statues:'''
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==See also==
 
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*[[List of Gentle Giant Collectibles]]
Witchking on Fellbeast
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*[[:Category:Images of Gentle Giant collectibles|Images of Gentle Giant collectibles]]
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* [[Comic-Con_2006#Gentle_Giant|Gentle Giant at Comic-Con 2006]]
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* [[Sideshow Collectibles]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ Official website]
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* '''[http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ Official website]'''
 
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* [http://www.gentlegiantcollectors.com/ Gentle Giant Collectors]
 
* [http://www.gentlegiantcollectors.com/ Gentle Giant Collectors]
  
[[Category:Companies]]
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[[Category:Businesses]]
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[[Category:American businesses]]

Latest revision as of 16:47, 10 December 2012

Gentle Giant logo.jpg
"They will take you into a dark room, my Lord, an scan your very skull. They will make toys of your Lordship, ten thousand at least, for children to play stupid games with."
Viggo Mortensen, YouTube.

Gentle Giant Studios is a company located in Burbank, California that was founded by animator Karl Meyer. The company is a pioneer in digital 3-D scanning and scanned many of the principal actors from The Lord of the Rings (film series) while on set/location in New Zealand during filming.

The company also has a collectibles division, known as Gentle Giant, Ltd.. Founded in 2002, they produce polystone mini-busts, animated maquettes and statues from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings.

Contents

[edit] Collectibles

[edit] Mini-busts

  • Strider Ringbearer - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
  • Ringwraith Ringbearer - Limited to 2000 pieces - release date February 2007
  • Gandalf - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
  • Glorfindel - Limited to 500 Pieces - San Diego Comic-Con 2007 exclusive

As a special promotion, Gentle Giant Ltd. randomly inserted 100 of the One Ring from Noble Collection - Sterling Edition into the secret compartments of the Strider and Ringwraith busts.

[edit] Maquettes

  • Saruman - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date May 2007
  • Gandalf - Limited to 1,500 pieces - release date June 2007

[edit] Mini-busts

  • Balrog - Limited to 3,000 pieces - release date May 2007
  • Saruman- Limited to 3,500 pieces - release date July 2007
  • Elrond - Limited to 2,500 pieces - release date July 2007
  • Sam in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - release date September 2007
  • Frodo in Orc Armor - Limited to 3000 pieces - release date September 2007
  • Sauron - Edition Size TBD - release date late 2007
  • Orc - Edition Size TBD - release date late 2007

[edit] Classics busts

  • Éowyn - release date March 2008
  • Gimli - release date March 2008
  • Legolas - release date March 2008

[edit] Maquettes

  • Ringwraith on Steed - Edition size TBD - release date October 2007
  • Gilmi - Edition size TBD - release date November 2007
  • Legolas - Edition size TBD - release date January 2008

[edit] See also

[edit] External links